South African newspaper, Sowetan Live, reports that the protesters, who carried weapons such as knobkerries, are waiting to be addressed by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader.
The protesters, who are said to be residents of hostels in eastern Johannesburg, marched on Sunday along Jules Street in the area.
“Everyone who is in South Africa has that feeling that foreign nationals must go back home. But we don’t say foreign nationals must be beaten up; we are leaders,” he said.
Protesters from various hostels in eastern Johannesburg have begun marching along Jules Street. Carrying weapons, including knobkerries, the men sang, "foreigners must go back to where they came from". pic.twitter.com/SKbWqGePdz— Sowetan LIVE (@SowetanLIVE) September 8, 2019